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Helquist, Brett

Overview
Works: 378 works in 1,222 publications in 11 languages and 106,115 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous stories  Detective and mystery stories  Young adult works  High interest-low vocabulary books  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Humor 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.S6795, [FIC]
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Publications about Brett Helquist
Publications by Brett Helquist
Most widely held works about Brett Helquist
 
Most widely held works by Brett Helquist
The reptile room by Lemony Snicket( Book )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 5,634 libraries worldwide
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket( Book )
43 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 5,539 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe?
The wide window by Daniel Handler( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 5,363 libraries worldwide
Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after being sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine, who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 5,294 libraries worldwide
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,875 libraries worldwide
I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The miserable mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log. The pages of this book, I'm sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,618 libraries worldwide
Under a new government program based on the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by an entire town, with disastrous results
The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,559 libraries worldwide
In this satirical story the children face a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia and some very startling news about a fire
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 4,497 libraries worldwide
Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet a person who helps them try to rescue Sunny from Count Olaf and his henchmen
The Austere Academy by Brett Helquist( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 4,459 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School : they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snickett's Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,373 libraries worldwide
On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket( Book )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,343 libraries worldwide
The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esmé Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 4,112 libraries worldwide
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard
The penultimate peril by Lemony Snicket( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 4,038 libraries worldwide
In this next-to-last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, the siblings pose as concierges at the Hotel Denouement to learn the identities and intentions of certain enemies, encounter characters from their past adventures, and ponder the nature of nobility and villainy
The End by Brett Helquist( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,939 libraries worldwide
Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 3,697 libraries worldwide
Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,815 libraries worldwide
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished
The Calder game by Blue Balliett( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,222 libraries worldwide
When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him
It came from beneath the bed! : tales from the House of Bunnicula by James Howe( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,954 libraries worldwide
With help from his Uncle Harold, who wrote books about Bunnicula, Howie the wire-haired dachshund writes a story in which he saves the world from a science experiment gone awry
The lump of coal by Lemony Snicket( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
A lump of coal that wants to be an artist, but would settle for making decorative marks on a piece of grilled meat, rolls out of a forgotten bag of charcoal one winter and takes a spin through town seeking a miracle
Howie Monroe and the doghouse of doom by James Howe( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
Continuing his search for fame as a writer, Howie the wire-haired dachshund creates a story remarkably similar to the popular one he has heard about a heroic boy wizard
 
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Alternative Names
Helkvists, Brets
הלקויסט, ברט
ブレット・ヘルキスト
ヘルキスト, ブレット
Languages
English (393)
Polish (14)
French (13)
Czech (4)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (2)
Finnish (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
Thai (1)
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